Whether you’re suffering from panic attacks, obsessive thoughts or unrelenting worries, it’s important to know that you don’t have to live with anxiety and fear. Seeking the support of a trained professional can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Counselling gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them.
Most people experience stress and anxiety from time to time. You may feel stressed when you have multiple demands coming at you or when something or someone makes you feel frustrated, helpless or nervous. Anxiety however, is a feeling of ongoing stress- fear, worry, unease. It can be a reaction to a highly stressful event but can also occur in people who are unable to identify significant stressors in their lives.
In the short term, stress and anxiety can help you overcome a challenge or dangerous situation. However, if stress and anxiety begin interfering with your daily life and your health it may indicate a more serious issue. If you are avoiding situations due to irrational fears, constantly worrying, or experiencing severe anxiety about a traumatic event weeks after it happened, it may be time to seek help.